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Classic PC Games
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite May 6, 2019
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This program was HOT in days of DOS.Not only fun to play, if you ask Johnny's advice, you may...

Vegas Johnny's Draw Poker is a detailed simulation of a draw poker game. It's features include: Bet limits, blind and ante amounts are user selectable; Six levels of competition - User selectable; Variable playing speed - User selectable; On-line betting and drawing advice; On-Line Odds and Statistics; On-line help with "what beats what"; Scoreboard file to log big winners; User interface allows fast and easy play; and many more. It's feature packed, it's fun to play. It's from Top...
Topics: DOS games, Vintage computer games, Board games

This program was HOT in days of DOS.Not only fun to play, if you ask Johnny's advice, you may...

Old Time Radio
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Apr 29, 2019
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This is a show I'd not heard of. Some winners here. Nice, clean renditions. Thanks~!

THEATER FIVE Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper. Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s,...
Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Theater Five, Theater...

This is a show I'd not heard of. Some winners here. Nice, clean renditions. Thanks~!

Old Time Radio
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Jan 23, 2018
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Common sense is never a bad thing. Thanks for posting these.

All types of Public Service Announcements from old radio OTR shows of various vintages.
Topic: Old Radio,OTR,Public Service Announcements,old time radio

Common sense is never a bad thing. Thanks for posting these.

Classic TV uploaded by HappySwordsman
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Thanks for reminding us what fun Steve's show used to be!

An episode of "The Steve Allen Show", a variety show aired in prime-time on NBC. This copy is complete with the original commercials. Highlights include Don Adams doing a comedy routine, Errol Flynn doing a parody of "To Tell the Truth" and Martha Raye doing a spoof of "Your Hit Parade". Note: black-and-white copy of color/colour broadcast. Audio sync is imperfect at times.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Steve Allen Show, Steve Allen, Don Adams, Errol Flynn, Martha Raye, 1957

Thanks for reminding us what fun Steve's show used to be!

Ephemeral Films
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That those memories are so similar to mine from that period that maybe we were a bit more...

1964 Home Movie
Topic: Ephemeral Films

That those memories are so similar to mine from that period that maybe we were a bit more...

Old Time Radio
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This is, next to Lum and Abner, my all-time favorite radio comedy series. The writing is fresh and...

Visit radio's homefolks in the Small House Half-way up in the Next Block. Vic and Sade was the most popular show of its kind in the history of radio, won numerous awards and was atop the ratings for many years running. For the majority of its time on the air it was presented in fifteen minute episodes without continuing plot. It featured the three voices of the main characters only but their world was peopled by countless characters with whom the listener became intimately acquainted. When the...

This is, next to Lum and Abner, my all-time favorite radio comedy series. The writing is fresh and...

Silent Films
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The famous "expansion of time" method in the mess hall, the wonderful plot build, and many other...

Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein's greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein's theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising.
Topics: Silent, Drama, History, War

The famous "expansion of time" method in the mess hall, the wonderful plot build, and many other...

Community Texts
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Aug 31, 2017
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I grew up in the magical region of upstate NY. As a child I was captivated by this columnist's...

Historic tales of some people from western New York State.
Topics: Arch Merrill, Rochester, stories, western NY, New York, history, Susan B. Anthony, Buffalo Bill,...

I grew up in the magical region of upstate NY. As a child I was captivated by this columnist's...

Educational Films
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Enjoyable story of the role that gold strikes played in the story of the west.

Depicts the gold rush days in Colorado and the problems of a sudden increase in wealth and population. Traces the rise and fall of the small mining town of Cripple Creek. Investigates the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg from Hungary at the end of World War II. Also examines evidence that Wallenberg, who saved the lives of over one hundred thousand Jews, may still be alive in Russia.
Topics: Frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, Gold mines and mining

Enjoyable story of the role that gold strikes played in the story of the west.

Radio Programs
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As a longtime fan of Lum and Abner this way a genuine pleasure to listen to. Thanks for posting it.

The “Big Broadcast Host”, Ed Walker in a classic interview with Chester Lauck, who played Lum on the Lum N' Abner radio shows.
Topics: Radio Broadcasting History, Lum N' Abner, Chester Lauck, Ed Walker

As a longtime fan of Lum and Abner this way a genuine pleasure to listen to. Thanks for posting it.

Software Library: MS-DOS Games
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite May 10, 2017
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My son and I played the entire Space Quest (and all the other GREAT Sierra games as they came...

Developed by Sierra On-Line, Inc. Released 1991 Also For Amiga, Macintosh Published by Sierra On-Line, Inc. Genre Adventure Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements Perspective Side view Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Point and Select Narrative Comedy Description Space Quest 1: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter is a remake of the original release of Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter . The new version has enhanced graphics (256 color VGA) and...

My son and I played the entire Space Quest (and all the other GREAT Sierra games as they came...

Educational Films
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I remember this show airing while I was in high school.I felt great empathy for the...

Harvest of Shame Reel 1 Reel 2 available here Shows the degradation and exploitation of millions of migratory farm workers in the United States. Spokesmen for the groups present their views, both for and against the use of migratory workers under the conditions seen.
Topics: Educational Film, Series: Harvest of Shame, United States (1951-1999), Labor and laboring classes,...

I remember this show airing while I was in high school.I felt great empathy for the...

Educational Films
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Apr 23, 2017
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What wonderful memories that series awakened. A gentler and genuinely funnier time. Thanks

Producer-director, Perry Miller Adato
Topics: Comedy, Radio programs, Comedy, Radio programs

What wonderful memories that series awakened. A gentler and genuinely funnier time. Thanks

Feature Films
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Apr 11, 2017
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Thanks for posting this excellent film. The atmospheric scenery and fine acting make the story...

The classic story of Pip the British orphan. Great Expectations (1946) Fall's Under The Transitional Aspects Of UK Law. http://www.archive.org/post/285670/are-these-public-domain Mystic Nights Videos
Topics: John Mills, Tony Wager, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons, Mystic Nights Videos

Thanks for posting this excellent film. The atmospheric scenery and fine acting make the story...

Movie Trailers
favoritefavoritefavorite Dec 14, 2016
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Bit of a sizzler, for the time.

Preview of an exploitation film about a sleazy junkyard owner and his even sleazier girlfriend.
Topics: trailer, exploitation

Bit of a sizzler, for the time.

The VHS Vault
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Aug 23, 2016
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I remember watching this broadcast on Disney, many years ago. I enjoyed so much that many scenes...

This Is The Full Length VHS Tape Of The Wind In The Willows From 1988 By Walt Disney Home Video. This Was Orginally Released In 1949 As Part Of The Animated Feature:The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad. The Wind In The Willows Was Re-Released As A Short Film Itself Sometime During The 1950s.
Topic: vhs

I remember watching this broadcast on Disney, many years ago. I enjoyed so much that many scenes...

Feature Films
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Aug 2, 2016
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I enjoyed watching this light bit. The three leads were near the top of their games. Thanks you...

St Martins Lane aka Sidewalks of London From IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030746/ On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles, who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, Libby, also has a talent for dancing and adds her to his act. Harley, the theater patron who never knew Libby took his gold cigarette case, is impressed by Libby's dancing and invites her to bring Charles and the other...
Topics: Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, London

I enjoyed watching this light bit. The three leads were near the top of their games. Thanks you...

PeriscopeFilm
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Logical yet fascinating views of various metal-forming processes. I imagine that such processes...

Created in 1959, "The Drama of Metal Forming" is an exceptional film that shows the forming of metal in a foundry.  It was directed by Peter DeNormanville and produced by the famed editor Raymond Spottiswoode, the father of Hollywood director Roger Spottiswoode and distant relative of the Swindon Bakery's famous chef Angus Spottiswoode.  Slabbing mills are rollers are shown, almost certainly located in the UK, and the many processes used to create finished parts such as railway car...
Topics: Metal, Film, Shell Company, Shell Oil Company, Foundry, Royal Dutch Shell, Metal, Ingots,...

Logical yet fascinating views of various metal-forming processes. I imagine that such processes...

Classic TV uploaded by HappySwordsman
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Oct 14, 2014
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George Gobel had a loose, seemingly distracted style, but he knew how to make laughs...

An episode of the popular NBC comedy series "The George Gobel Show". This is the first episode of the show. His guests are Peggy King and Fred MacMurray (who is told by Gobel to do NOTHING during the episode, since he is their guest). Complete with original commercials.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Comedy, Variety Series, Variety Show, Popular, NBC,...

George Gobel had a loose, seemingly distracted style, but he knew how to make laughs...